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Re: axis problems
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2011, 12:56:36 PM »
When I click on "select native units" I get the attached screen.  This screen indicates to me that it has nothing to do with my problem.
Am I wrong?

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Re: axis problems
« Reply #11 on: March 04, 2011, 01:19:02 PM »
Please attach your xml.
Hood

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I see you attached it in another post, I have also answered in that post.
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Re: axis problems
« Reply #12 on: March 04, 2011, 02:17:16 PM »
I also get this message but if I hit OK, I have another message box like the one on the second image.

Jeff
Re: axis problems
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2011, 07:49:52 PM »
When I do that everything is screwed up.

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Re: axis problems
« Reply #14 on: March 05, 2011, 06:19:34 AM »
From reading all your postings on this it appears you have Mach set up in metric units not imperial.
May be a good idea to save your .xml and settings so you can always go back but start afresh re-install Mach and set it up in imperial units right from the start.

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Re: axis problems
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2011, 12:37:00 PM »
I am sure I am setup in inches.  I wrote a program to do a 2 inch square at 1/8 inch deep.  The resulting square is 2 inches by 2 inches and 1.8 inch deep.  I only have a problem if I include the command g20 in my code.  When I do this the units change to something other than inches.   

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Re: axis problems
« Reply #16 on: March 05, 2011, 02:01:17 PM »
Your xml showed you were set up in metric units.
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Re: axis problems
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2011, 03:37:28 AM »
If you are trying to learn how to use your new machine and you wish to use imperial units then Mach should really be set-up in imperial units.

Yes you may have to redo your motor steps but this is not rocket science and getting everything right now will save you lots of grief and configuration problems in the future not to mention possible problems with imported GCode from other programs.

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